Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Linkdin
Share On Pinterest
Contact us

Election ’08: What do social workers think about the current economic crisis?

Excesses on Wall Street are impacting Main Street. The country is in an economic crisis and we need leaders who have a viable plan for the economy. How will America jumpstart the economy, provide middle class Americans tax relief; supporting fair trade; and create additional new jobs?

Social workers, what are your thoughts?

No comments

  1. I don’t think you have a clear picture of what is really going on in the U.S. There a point in time when all people have to stand up and take responsibility for their actions. I think that the Congress should see that the leaders of the failed companies should face the court rather than getting this large bail out from the Gov. As in all elections before it is thought that the dems will give the poor and downtrodden of this country a better life. Most of these people are ablebodied and need jobs rather than being given more handouts. Those that are truly disabled do need to be helped and should be given all the assistance they need. I have spent years trying to put the people back on the working rolls because that is where they need to be.

  2. I don’t think you have a clear picture of what is really going on in the U.S. There a point in time when all people have to stand up and take responsibility for their actions. I think that the Congress should see that the leaders of the failed companies should face the court rather than getting this large bail out from the Gov. As in all elections before it is thought that the dems will give the poor and downtrodden of this country a better life. Most of these people are ablebodied and need jobs rather than being given more handouts. Those that are truly disabled do need to be helped and should be given all the assistance they need. I have spent years trying to put the people back on the working rolls because that is where they need to be.

  3. Obama’s tax plan is not economically justified. Instead of creating job opportunities, he will be increase the unemployment rate by raising taxes. You may feel that he is going after the rich, which he is but raising taxes on them and businesses will effect the ecomony in a bad way. Raising taxes will cause a great depression, businesses won’t be able to stay open, loss of jobs, and the middle class people will strive on what? His plan is not justified, we cannot raise taxes in a time like this. If you vote for Obama, your electing inexperience, mis-leading, and the wrong change.

  4. As a social work student the future does not look too bright in accquiring a job. Even though I am sure with this economic situation our government is in there will be more clients. I wish I had even the slightest idea how to bring our coun try to a stable and economically profitable place. Perhaps our choice of government officials and as citizens who pay those officials stand up and say NO to the insanity.

  5. I am a social worker who supports John McCain — just wanted to get that out there.

    I personally believe we need to cut spending and start educating our country on what it means to live on “credit” and what it means to live within your means. I think we need to support small businesses and encourage job growth in that sector. I think we need to invest in nuclear, clean coal and other alternative forms of alternative energy. If we invest in these areas we will create tons of new jobs. I do like John McCains addition to the child tax credit. That would impact families for the positive.

    First and formost, I feel that if we are going to instill new programs we need to know how we are going to fund them and what we will need to cut. We as a nation need to get back toward fiscal responsibility. Our national savings rate is so below par its unreal and we encourage people to live on debt. Nobody saves for a substantial down payment on a house anymore and if we want it, we just by it, not thinking of how we will pay for it.

    Changing how all levels of our society views the value of a dollar will go a long way to helping our economy.

  6. Euphemisms everywhere. Who exactly are “the middle class”? This presumes that there is a “bottom class” and an “upper class”. Who are they? American “sociology” presumes that we are all “middle class.”
    What about the inhabitants of the urban ghettos? The Appalachian population, Most Native Americans? Well, these are the “under-privileged”.
    What and who determines “privilege”? The ready answer is “income”.
    Whatever happened to ‘… and justice and equality for all”? That is the American Dream. Equality presumes an “even playing field” that only exists in the minds of idealists and politicians. I am afraid that Social Work Theory accepts all these platitudes – but “street workers” know better.

    A street (social) worker.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>